LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-PL2 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
E-PL2 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Olympus E-PL2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . E-PL2 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Olympus E-PL2 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Olympus E-PL2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution . E-PL2 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Olympus E-PL2 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus E-PL2 is powered by BLS-5 battery which provides a shooting life of 280 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 349 shots, Olympus E-PL2 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend E-PL2 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-PL2 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
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